For Immediate Release
October 4, 2018
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
LAWTON, Okla. – Cameron University volleyball will look to end the first half of the Lone Star Conference season with a win, as they host Texas A&M-Kingsville on Friday night.
Texas A&M-Kingsville at Cameron | Oct. 5, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. | Lawton, Okla. | Live Video | Live Stats
Aggie Alopecia Awareness Night:
– The Cameron University volleyball team is claiming Friday’s match as Aggie Alopecia Awareness Night. The team will have two very special honorary captains that will join them on the sideline and be recognized between sets two and three. This is close to the team’s heart, as CU sophomore Peyton Little has the condition. Cameron’s SAAC group will be handing out blue ribbons to fans as they enter the Aggie Gym.
– Cameron’s losing streak is now at 10 games after their 3-1 loss to Midwestern State on Tuesday night.
– Brittnee Altic’s has six service aces in her last two matches, giving her 32 on the season; she is ranked first in the LSC and 19th nationally in total aces.
– In the last three matches, Brandy Carr has totaled 13 total blocks, and now has 85 on the season, which is second best in the conference and 10th in Division II.
– As a team, the Javelinas are ranked second in the LSC and in the top-20 nationally in total attacks and total blocks, while ranking first in the conference in total digs.
– Kingsville snapped a five match league losing streak with a 3-1 win over Eastern New Mexico last Saturday.
– Cameron owns a 23-15 all-time record over the Javelinas, but have lost the last four matches in the series.
About the Aggies:
– Cameron’s loss to MSU on Tuesday moves their overall record to 2-17 and their LSC mark to 0-9.
– CU is fourth in the conference with 2.07 blocks per set, with Carr leading the way with 1.12 per set individually.
– The Aggies are averaging 10.6 kills and 9.7 assists per set, while also collecting 15.9 digs per set on the defensive side of things.
– Paige Dixon leads a trio of Aggies with 100 or more kills, as the senior has 184 in 2018; Carr has 137, while Ashleigh McFatridge has 100 and freshman Shantalle Demirjian is right behind her with 99.
– Altic not only leads CU in aces, but also has a team best 4.89 digs per set, giving her 372 on the season.
– Katherine Manning reached 400 total assists this season with 25 against the Mustangs; she also averages 2.17 digs per set and is second on the team with 17 aces.
Scouting the Javelinas:
– Texas A&M-Kingsville enters the match at the Aggie Gym with an 11-8 overall record, while posting a 3-5 conference mark.
– The Javelinas average 12.6 kills, 12 assists, 17.2 digs, and 2.2 blocks per set, while also racking up 84 service aces as a team.
– Madison Brabham leads the team with 216 kills on the season, and has four triple doubles this year, also averaging 4.44 assists and 2.05 digs per set.
– Melanie Casteel and Haley Hutchinson also have over 100 kills in 2018, as Emily North leads TAMUK with 6.50 assists per set.
– Hutchinson also leads the team with 73 total blocks and Nicole Murff has a team leading 386 digs this season.
– Next up for the Aggies is a home match against Texas Woman’s on Tuesday, Oct. 9, which will be CU’s annual “Dig Pink” match.
Sports Information Director – Cameron University
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